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Giants Draft Eli’s Replacement; Take Duke QB Daniel Jones with the 6th Pick in the Draft

The Giants went QB in round one of the 2019 NFL Draft, taking the player they will look to replace Eli Manning with, that being Duke QB Daniel Jones.

Here’s some highlights on Jones:

And a scouting report on Jones from Walter Football:


Above-average accuracy
Can throw a fastball into tight windows
Good height
Able to loft in touch passes
Throws a very catchable ball
Stands tall in the pocket despite the rush
Good field vision at times
Moves his eyes
Works through his progression
Can throw receivers open
Can push the ball downfield
Throws a good deep ball
Has more mobility than many realize
Can buy time or pick up yards on the ground
Good size for a NFL starting quarterback
Shows the ability to read defenses
Knows where his receivers are on each play


Will throw into coverage that he shouldn’t
Needs to improve timing
Holds the ball too long
Could shorten his delivery
Broken collarbone in 2018

Summary: Duke’s head coach, David Cutcliffe, is one of the most valued and respected quarterback gurus in football. He was the coaching mentor to both Peyton and Eli Manning, and at Duke, Cutcliffe provided Jones very good preparation for the NFL over his three years as the Blue Devils’ starting quarterback.

As a freshman, Jones connected on 63 percent of his passes for 2,836 yards with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions. In 2017, he completed 56 percent of his passes for 2,439 yards with 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Jones had his best season in 2018, despite dealing with some injuries. He completed 61 percent of his passes on the year for 2,674 yards with 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Many around the league thought Jones would return for his redshirt senior year, but he decided to jump to the next level and declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.

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